Hi. My name is Shannon. I live in Los Angeles, CA and I have 5 years of caregiving experience.
How did you get into caregiving?
I became a caregiver because of my grandmother and my mom were both nurses and caregivers. It inspired me to follow their footsteps growing up. Also, caring for others is something that I really enjoy doing, and it's something I actually grew up doing as well. So being a caregiver is a part of me.
What advice would you provide to a new caregiver?
I advise caregivers to always be patient, show our love and your care for whoever you are caring for. I've always looked at my patient as someone that could have been a family member, so I would treat them with that much respect. Just always show your love and care.
Who is one of your most memorable clients?
A client I will never forget is Thelma. i was with her for two years. I did a five-day live-in job with her. She just passed away about three weeks ago. I was there so much. She looked to me for advice. She looked to me for positivity throughout her days, to make her day go greater and better. She called me her daughter she never had, and I will never forget her.